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Sunday, February 17, 2008

16th and 17th February

Bittern showing really well at Beeston Common



One of two Barnacle Geese in a flock of 2500 Pinkies
Mediterranean Gulls on Great Yarmouth, one of the best places in the UK to see this species.






Another couple of days up at my wifes parents on the east coast of Norfolk. The weather was beautiful, an early morning frost that soon dissapeared to leave a clear sunny day, with a cool breeze of the sea.

Bird Highlights: Saturday:
Bittern
(Beeston Common), Horsey Broad area, 2 Barnacle Geese with 2500 Pinkies, 1 Lesser Snow Goose with 2000+ Pinkies, 5 European White-fronted Geese, 25 Marsh Harriers, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Barn Owls
Sunday: 25 Mediterranean Gulls
(Great Yarmouth), Eccles on Sea, 65 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Guillemots, 1 Razorbill, 3 Gannets and 2 Porpoises.

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